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Vikings gearing up for Jaguars in season opener

The Vikings are preparing for the season opener Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. We're keeping an eye on all of the major story lines into the game. Christian Ponder is looking like a new and improved leader and Percy Harvin is more is as explosive as ever.
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Emaciated Great Danes rescued after being found living in minivan

Great Dane Rescue of Minnesota and Wisconsin posted that two of the dogs are in "rough condition" and "barely hanging on."

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2 years since George Floyd's killing, Biden signs exec order on policing

The signing comes on the second anniversary of Floyd's murder by police in south Minneapolis.

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Lutsen Mountains owner to buy Michigan ski resort

The Skinner family has operated alpine ski areas in the Midwest for 60 years.

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Mayo Clinic, CDC address concerns over monkeypox in the US

The CDC does not currently think there is a significant threat to the general public.

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Charges: Man killed brother, left body in homemade camper for 7 months

James Robert Hess, 48, faces second-degree murder charges for the death of his 52-year-old brother, William Harold Hess Jr.

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Minnesota forecast: Hot, humid and severe storm chances

Bring Me The News meteorologist Sven Sundgaard says right now the best chance for storms looks like Sunday/Sunday night.

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Minnesota's biggest Thai festival to be hosted in front of State Capitol

The Thai New Year, or Songkran, is one of the most celebrated holidays in Thailand.

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Man dies after being shot in the head in St. Cloud

Investigators believe the suspects fled the scene in a vehicle.

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Uvalde school massacre: MN Democrats call for action, Republicans prayers

The tragedy in Texas has sparked different reactions from Minnesota's congressional delegation.

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St. Cloud man fires shot at police in hours-long standoff, surrenders

Shawn Lawrence Jacobs, 37, was arrested just before 4 p.m. Tuesday after he surrendered.

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St. Paul's Como Zoo welcomes new baby zebra

The baby is yet to be named, and the zoo is planning an event for visitors to help with the decision.

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Adrian Peterson will likely be a "game-time decision" week one against the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to head coach Leslie Frazier. Frazier wants to "take him through some things" this week before he'll know if Peterson will be ready to play.

Vikings vs. Jaguars: How they scored, etc...

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Vikings, Jaguars defenders both preparing for robust running games

It could be a battle of the NFL's best running backs Sunday as Jacksonville's Maurice Jones-Drew squares off against Minnesota's Adrian Peterson. While coaches say each man will see limited action, the respective defenses aren't totally buying it.

By the numbers: 3 Super stats from Vikings-Jaguars game

We promise not to get too football-stat nerdy, but here are three SUPER under-the-radar numbers that capture the Vikings win over Jacksonville perfectly.

Vikings reaching out to Jaguars coach Mel Tucker

It looks like the Vikings are reaching out to Jacksonville Jaguars interim head coach Mel Tucker about the possibility of becoming their new defensive coordinator. The Star Tribune says Tucker is one of four coaches in the running. All this, while current defensive coordinator Fred Pagac still has the job.

Vikings' Adrian Peterson listed as 'questionable' for season opener

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against Jacksonville. Will Peterson play? A green light was expected by Saturday, but coach Leslie Frazier has now backed off of that stance.

Adrian Peterson and Maurice Jones Drew to play limited roles when Vikings play Jaguars

Two of the NFL's top running backs will be limited when the Vikings and Jaguars meet in the season opener on Sunday. Vikings' head coach Leslie Frazier says Adrian Peterson is still a game-time decision, and will be limited if he does play. Jaguars' star Maurice Jones Drew will also be limited.